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Description: Winfried (Peter Simonischek) doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller). The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn’t help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. What’s worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany. Enter flashy Toni Erdmann: Winfried’s smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn’t hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all. [Sony Pictures Classics]

Overview

Production Company Komplizen Film, Coop99 Filmproduktion, KNM, KNM, Missing Link Films, MonkeyBoy, HiFilm, Südwestrundfunk (SWR), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), ARTE, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Eurimages, Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM), Schleswig-Holstein Film Commission, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmstandort Austria (FISA), Arte Deutschland Produktion, Location Austria, SWR Fernsehen, Swr Arte
Release Date Dec 25, 2016
Duration 2 h 42 m
Rating R
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